A heavy equipment manufacturer using a threaded fastener was experiencing loosening of the joint due to vibration in a hinged joint application in addition, their current assembly method was extremely slow and inefficient.
The Driv-Lok Inc. ENGINOMICS ® team introduced a Type “E” Groove Pin to the design. This pin eliminateD the loosening that the threaded fastener experienced. The team also designed an insertion press to install the pin. This press holds multiple pieces in place, hands free, while the pin is inserted into the application. The design is such that the pin is installed to the same depth every time. The end result was a complete system to solve both the fastening and installation problems.
• HIGHLY EFFICIENT, HANDS-FREE ASSEMBLY METHOD
• COST EFFECTIVE ASSEMBLY FUNCTION
• LOWER INSTALLATION COSTS
• ONE SOURCE FOR FASTENERS AND INSTALLATION IMPROVEMENTS